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Grand 1894 Opera House

Address: 2020 Postoffice St., Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550
Phone Number: 409/765-1894 or 800/821-1894
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Ranked #4 of 84 things to do in Galveston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Operas, Theater & Concerts
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Type: Operas, Theater & Concerts
Hours:
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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English first
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53 reviews 53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We saw Arlo Guthrie this weekend. Seats were great!! Don't think there is a bad seat in this house. Restrooms were very clean and not crowded. Refreshments were available-- limited selection but the souvenier glasses were nice. The building is beautiful and so charming. Lots of ushers to help and they were really friendly!! Location on Post Office makes it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Please try to get some big names...not sure who chooses your line up. As a Galveston resident tired of going to houston for shows and concerts that I would pay to see here.

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Pasadena, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Saw Guys and Dolls. Entertaining and well done. Venue is small enough that there is no bad seat in the house but big enough to feel professional. Seating is very close so knees may hit seats in front, forget about crossing your legs. If the place ever catches on fire you are going to burn. But aside from my paranoia... More 

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Galveston Island, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Imagine a theater built where every seat can hear every word from every actor on the stage. This is the Grand 1894 Opera House. Built before fancy sound systems and microphones, the Opera House provides entertainment with an Old World, vintage charm that cannot be beat. I been there to see the Galveston Symphony, I have sat in different seats... More 

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Richmond, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Saw the Irish Tenors there in December. The perfect venue for some Old World music. Every seat feels like a front row seat.

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Alexandria, La
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Went to a Christmas Show of Manhatten Transfer and totally enjoyed the historic building as well as the entertainers. We set pretty far back but still had wonderful seats.

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16 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The restored (several times including after hurricane Ike) Opera House is in a good neighborhood downtown surrounded by excellent restaurants and various bars. It is a small venue with great acoustics and a perfect place to see and hear the national acts that are booked there. They book very good acts. We went to the Robert Earl Keen, Jr. Show... More 

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Houston, Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 via mobile

2 warm up acts start at 8 and not very good. A 1940"s swing band seemed like a last minute addition. Keen takes stage at 9:15 and departs at 9:25. Reappears at 9:40 minus shirt, coat, socks and shoes and blames it on a tech glitch. I doubt it. Set transitions seemed sophomoric. Opera House Should vet performers closer.

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Houston, Texas
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21 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I love the old theater. They have done a great job redoing it. It is nice to have a more intimate setting once in a while. We enjoy driving down for the day from Houston, having some time on the strand, a lovely seafood dinner, and a delightful show at the Grand.

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

it costs two bucks to walk around. there is no tour or tour guide but they let you wander about as long as you stay off the stage. btu liike i said, its only two dollars.the renovation was well doneand i think it lends itself very well to to a modern performance - just wish we could have seen one.... More 

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